The AT&T Center is a multi-use indoor arena in San Antonio, Texas. Its primary tenant is the San Antonio Spurs, but it is also the home of the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA and the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. The venue is on the east side of the city, and has hosted everything from NBA Finals games to autocross competitions in the parking lot each month. Formerly known as the SBC Center, the naming rights were purchased by AT&T in 2005 in a 20-year deal.
The San Antonio Spurs teamed up with Bexar County to build a new arena that would serve their purposes better than the Alamodome could, including club seating and lower level suites. The capacity of the AT&T Center is 18,581 for basketball and can go up to 19,000 for concerts. The arena is split between the 100 and 200 levels, and the 100 level is split up when it comes to how close you are to the court. Courtside, Charter and Plaza levels all ascend from the court, while the plaza level seats behind the basket are usually the most affordable of the lower level seats.
Sports at the AT&T Center
The center was purpose built for the San Antonio Spurs, and the would win the NBA Title in 2003, 2005 and 2007 at the AT&T Center with myriad talented players, such as Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. The Silver Stars joined the WNBA in 2003, and have played at the AT&T Center ever since. While it’s usually basketball that is played there, the WWE has also had episodes of Raw and Smackdown filmed in the area, as well as the 2007 Royal Rumble and 2011’s Vengeance.
Concerts at the AT&T Center
Many of the biggest artists in music have performed at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, including Taylor Swift, Pink, Kanye West and Jay-Z. The arena has hosted many huge shows over the years including Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth Tour, Miley Cyrus' blockbuster Wonder World Tour, Stone Temple Pilots' 2008 Reunion Tour. The San Antonio Rodeo is also held every March at the AT&T Center, and always includes some of the biggest acts in country music. Whether it's a Spurs game or a headlining musical performance, the AT&T Center is one of the most stunning venues in all of Texas and always seems to have something exciting coming up on the horizon.
AT&T Center Venue Guide
What are good areas to sit in at the AT&T Center?
The Charter Level is a good medium between the more-pricey courtside seats and the plaza level. It will give you a good lower level view of the game at a fraction of the price of the courtside ticket. The 200-level is much more cost efficient if you are just looking to get in the building, and these tickets are usually available right before the game/concert at a good price.
What is the best restaurant to eat at before a game or show at the AT&T Center?
Your options are somewhat limited in the east side of San Antonio, but Grady’s BBQ just off the AT&T Parkway and The Little Red Bard Steakhouse are good choices. There is lots of fast food off I-35 as well if you are not picky. You can also always eat in the downtown area before the game as it’s just a short trip down the interstate to the exit for the arena.